THE Fiji Association of Women Graduates continued with their philanthropic work on Thursday night, recording a full turnout to their annual quiz night.
Association convener for international relations Seinimili Kamikamica said the association worked to sponsor the education of underprivileged girls in tertiary institutions.
"We are an affiliated body of the international federation of university women — it's a voluntary organisation and we have been doing this for the past eight years and it's been successful throughout," Ms Kamikamica said.
"This is one of our main fundraising activities and we raise funds to fund scholarships for girls who study at FNU (Fiji National University) who study in non-traditional areas such as engineering, mechanical engineering and carpentry."
Ms Kamikamica said the association even managed to use its funds to sponsor a girl who was studying to be a pilot.
The quiz night drew many familiar faces on Fiji's social, academic and sports scene.
She said the public response was a driving factor behind its success.
"Turnout has been excellent, it's been great in fact, we were looking at selling 30 tables but we managed to sell over that so it's been really successful," she said.
Ms Kamikamica said the association had a long history in philanthropic work.
"The association has been around for the past 20 years. In fact it started back in the 1980s by alumnae of the university and academic women," Ms Kamikamica said.
"We've got our trustees like women who hold positions, for example, we've got deputy vice chancellor Dr Esther Williams who is one of our trustees, Dr Helen Tavola who is our policy adviser now consultant," she said.